R.I. among national leaders in year-over-year jobless rate change

RHODE ISLAND'S 1.1 percentage point decline in its unemployment rate from September 2016 to September 2017 was the third-largest among the states.
RHODE ISLAND'S 1.1 percentage point decline in its unemployment rate from September 2016 to September 2017 was the third-largest among the states.
WASHINGTON – Rhode Island had the third-largest year-over-year decline in its unemployment rate in the nation (and the largest in New England) in September, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday. The Ocean State’s 4.2 percent jobless rate on a seasonally adjusted basis represented a 1.1 percentage point decline from its unemployment…

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